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Matuma Letsoalo

Matuma Letsoalo

Matuma Letsoalo is the political editor of the Mail & Guardian. He joined the newspaper in 2003 and has won numerous awards since then, including the regional award for Vodacom Journalist of the Year in the economics and finance category in 2015, SA Journalist of the Year in 2011, the Mondi Shanduka SA Story of the Year award in 2008 and CNN African Journalist of the Year – MKO Abiola Print Journalism in 2004.
    A Cabinet cull is on the cards as the president's allies draw up a 'hit list'
    A Cabinet cull is on the cards as the president's allies draw up a 'hit list'
    High-profile heads are set to roll as a ‘hit list’ of perceived foes is drawn up.
    The evolution of Julius Malema: Beneath the rhetoric is a shrewd political strategist
    The evolution of Julius Malema: Beneath the rhetoric is a shrewd political strategist
    The EFF leader is playing the long game, backed up by action that shows more maturity than the ANC did this week.
    Will DA, EFF side against a common enemy? Questions remain as coalition talks begin
    Will DA, EFF side against a common enemy? Questions remain as coalition talks begin
    The Democratic Alliance and ANC are set to begin the horse-trading in the municipalities and metros that failed to produce an outright majority.
    AU Commission chairperson Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma starts to look presidential
    AU Commission chairperson Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma starts to look presidential
    The AU chair is on a charm offensive to woo voters to the ANC — and support for her own ambitions.
    Motsepe eyes Barclays Africa stake
    Motsepe eyes Barclays Africa stake
    Mining tycoon Patrice Motsepe reportedly has his sights set on being a major player in the banking sector.
    ANC top brass plan Zuma's exit
    ANC top brass plan Zuma's exit
    NEC insiders claim that President Jacob Zuma is being consulted on ways to bow out gracefully.
    Mantashe unhappy with banks' decision against Guptas
    Mantashe unhappy with banks' decision against Guptas
    Mantashe stressed that the Reserve Bank must answer for the closure of the family's accounts - despite its insistence that it would not get involved.
    Mantashe: The ANC is still cleaning up Mbeki's mess
    Mantashe: The ANC is still cleaning up Mbeki's mess
    The ruling party's secretary general has hit back at the former president, insisting they are still picking up the pieces left behind by his regime.
    Shaun Abrahams weighing his options on Zuma charges
    Shaun Abrahams weighing his options on Zuma charges
    All eyes are on NPA head Shaun Abrahams who must decide whether or not to reinstate 783 criminal charges against President Jacob Zuma.
    Mantashe disses election backlash
    Mantashe disses election backlash
    ANC secretary general "not having any sleepless nights worrying about the impact of the court judgments concerning Zuma on the election campaign".
    Arrest me, Malema dares Zuma
    Arrest me, Malema dares Zuma
    Julius Malema has insisted he will not be intimidated by the ANC's effort to implement treason charges against him.